Built from the ground up for VR, Raw Data’s action combat gameplay, intuitive controls, challenging enemies, and sci-fi atmosphere will completely immerse you within the game world. Go solo—or team up with a friend—and become the adrenaline-charged heroes of your own futuristic technothriller.
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Release Date: Jul 14, 2016

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Why Early Access?

“The forefront of the VR gaming revolution has attracted an outspoken, tight-knit community that is as crucial to the development process as our own internal testing and development. After the positive reception we’ve received from VRLA, GDC, PAX East, and E3, we’ve made player feedback a key element of evolving Raw Data from a co-op demo into a fully realized Active VR game that everyone will want to play again and again.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We’re aiming to have the full version of Raw Data ready by late 2016. However, the Early Access period will last as long as it needs to gather valuable community feedback, implement it into the game and nuke every reported bug or glitch to ensure the final game is solid and complete.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full release of Raw Data will be an ambitious, replayable smash-up of adrenaline-heavy action and engaging environments. You’ll get shooter-style firepower such as akimbo pistols, pump-action shotguns, and compound bows, but also dynamic melee combat with blades and fists, deadly defenses such as upgradable turrets, barricades, and traps, as well as special abilities and ultimates for each hero. During matches you will also have access to numerous boost items like destructible shields and laser sights, in addition to secondary weapons such as throwable grenades, sidearms, and more. On top of all that, we’re developing more unique enemy types, as well as building out a full 12-part story campaign to further immerse you in the game.

The beginning of Early Access introduces players to two starting heroes, each with their own unique weapons and nanotech-based special abilities. And we’ve already got more heroes that will be unveiled later in the Early Access period. Additionally, we are putting a heavy amount of focus on new maps to further expand the experience, with a total of twelve missions currently planned for full release - each with their own sets of challenges and achievements. We’re also continually revamping the in-game visuals and experimenting with exciting new ways to eviscerate your android enemies.

Throughout Raw Data’s evolution--both during Early Access and after the full version is released--these content updates will be heavily influenced by the continuous feedback we receive from our community.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The first iteration of Raw Data’s Early Access build is our showcase build, originally played for press at E3 2016. Along with all-new character models and environment designs, it features two playable heroes--Bishop, the Gun Cleric, and Saija, the Cyber Ninja--and four missions packed with nine different enemy types and deployable turret defenses. We are also launching early access with online multiplayer functionality, as it is essential for the social co-op experience. LAN play will also remain a supported feature.

And we must include one small disclaimer: because Raw Data is still in Early Access, player progress may be reset from time to time as we release patches and improve systems design. We treat systems as features just like everything else, so we greatly value feedback from the community on progression, unlocks, credits, scores, leaderboards, challenges, and the like. Also, we anticipate a full progress reset on all players when we launch v.1.0--the final game--but all players who purchase Raw Data while it’s in Early Access will also get the full game on release.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“All Early Access purchases will retain the full product value of the final release price: if you get Raw Data during Early Access, you will also get the full game on release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The main hub for community engagement will be right here on our Steam community forum, where our devs are already engaging with questions and discussions. We’ve also got exclusive content features about Raw Data and its production that will be published here on Steam and simultaneously on the official Survios blog. To report bugs, we’re setting up a ticket system on our official Raw Data website.

Also, be sure to follow our social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, where we’ll be regularly sharing updates. Several of our devs are also active in Reddit’s r/vive and r/oculus communities.”
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August 25

Raw Data Update 0.3 Now Live!

Greetings, SyndiK8 operatives!

The data we’ve been collecting from your ventures into Eden Corp have been invaluable. Thanks to your ongoing feedback and reports, we’ve been able to put together our next big update for your mission.

For one, Mission Control has managed to get you access to a completely new area of Eden, and inside you’ll encounter two new enemies standing between you and your mission objective…

Here’s what’s just been implemented in Raw Data:

New Content & Features

New Mission - Nuke Fusion

Experience an all-new Data Chamber-centric area of Eden Corp. Shoot enemies and dodge death beams as you teleshift across precarious platforms, all radiating from the massive reactor powering Eden’s facilities.

New Enemy - Mega Dynomo

Dynomos aren’t the heaviest bots that Eden manufactures. With your continuous disruptions of their plan, they had to bring out the big guns–literally.

Meet the Mega Dynomo: your encounter with him is certain to be smashing. (Pro tip: if you don’t want to deal with the Mega, take out those bots booking it to the reactor!)

New Enemy – Beamfire Mekomo
The upgraded model of the Burstfire Mekomo (of which you’ve already destroyed hundreds) fires solid plasma energy beams with far greater accuracy than its spray-and-pray brethren.

New Defense – Plasma Turret
Turrets: they’ve always got your back. Now you can get an even more powerful version that eschews lasers in favor of plasma-powered directed-energy beams.

New Feature – Rack-Up Screen
Once you’re back in the showroom after completing a mission, aNg3L will share a Data Link displaying your total uploaded raw data, mission scores, Crypto currency rewards, and available unlocked technologies–a.k.a. everything you need to know.

New Feature – Difficulty System
Whether you go it alone or team up with a fellow operative, now you can adjust how hard-hitting Eden’s security system handles your infiltration. There’s even a Nightmare mode for those daring (or foolish) enough to face a truly brutal challenge…

New Feature – Leaderboards
Think you’re the top of SyndiK8’s rankings? Now you can find out for sure with official Raw Data global rankings for individual players! (Note: leaderboards will be periodically cleared throughout Early Access period.)

New Feature – Multiplayer Quickplay
Teaming up is now easier! What are you waiting for? Humanity depends on you!

Gameplay Improvements/Balance

Cloak Tekomo Improvements – The Cloak Tekomo (“Ninja Bot”) has been gotten a software upgrade with new advanced dodging, cloaking, and combo mechanics. If you sense his presence, be sure to protect your turrets.

Saija Buff – Saija has received various buffs to her stats and abilities across the board that should make her more competitive with Bishop’s damage output.

Cooldown Audio – Added a sound effect to indicate when ability cooldowns have refreshed.


Mission Return – When you return to the showroom after a mission, the main menu now defaults to the level select screen if you are the game host or are a single player.

Multiplayer Launch – It is no longer possible to launch a multiplayer game with only one player in the lobby.

Sky Push – As Bishop, it is no longer possible to get into a state where the player character is continuously pushed upward toward the sky.

Gun Loss – The user is no longer able to lose access to one of their guns using toggle/hold controls by dropping guns after firing a Fusion Shot.

Known Issues: We are investigating these issues and hope to have fixes for these soon. If you encounter any of these, please help us by reporting the issue ( Bug Report Form)

  • In multiplayer, some users may encounter an issue where either the host or client can lose voice chat while transitioning between levels. Restarting the application should restore voicechat functionality.
  • When loading into Mission 4 - Nuke Fusion, the client has a small chance of crashing. Please submit any crash reports that are generated from this.
  • Spamming the different Leaderboard lists (especially those without scores) has the potential to freeze the game.
  • There is a potential non-progression issue in Vapor Exploit on higher difficulties. Be sure to search the map carefully for any stuck bots. Screenshots of stuck bots are especially helpful with these issues.
  • Nitromo enemies can sometimes push players through level geometry when exploding, preventing them from being able to move.

And as always, we want to hear your ongoing thoughts on how we can better support your mission into Eden Corp! Join us on the Steam discussion forum and engage with developers and fellow SyndiK8 operatives, and be sure to use the official Feedback Form and Bug Reporting Form to submit anything you encounter.

Good luck–we look forward to reviewing your latest reports!

Signing off,


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August 19

Sneak Peek: Early Access Update 0.3

Greetings, SyndiK8 operatives!

Before diving into all the good stuff, we wanted to thank you for helping make Raw Data an amazing experience for us as developers. We love all your great feedback and honest opinions--please keep them coming! Addressing your feedback and evolving the game with you is very important to us, and in order to properly accomplish this goal, we’ll be adjusting our update release calendar to emphasize quality over quantity. We’ll still deliver tons of new content, but across fewer (but larger!) updates.

Now onto the awesome news: we have a Raw Data update coming this month! And guys, it’s a big one. Early Access Update 0.3 will include:

  • New mission in never-before-seen Eden Corp environment
  • New and improved enemies
  • New deployable defense type
  • New difficulty system
  • Leaderboards
  • ...and much more!

Here’s a sneak peek of some of the fresh content coming your way…

And as always, we want to hear your ongoing thoughts on how we can better support your mission into Eden Corp! Keep the posts coming, and be sure to use the official Feedback Form and Bug Reporting Form to submit anything you encounter.

Signing off,

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“Raw Data is perhaps the most advanced first person shooter in VR.”

“Best VR Game of GDC 2016: One of the most immersive games we've tried.”
Tom's Guide

“Raw Data...is intuitive, it's challenging and it's an incredible amount of fun.”

About This Game

Neo-Shinjuku - 2271. The massive and seemingly benevolent Eden Corporation owns the world. The elite hacker resistance movement SyndiK8 has unearthed the sinister reality behind Eden Corp’s newest line of robotic products. As one of SyndiK8’s top operatives, your mission is simple: infiltrate Eden Tower, steal one geopbyte of data, and get out alive--bringing Eden Corp down in your wake.

Built from the ground up for virtual reality, Raw Data’s action combat gameplay, intuitive controls, challenging enemies, and sci-fi atmosphere will completely immerse you within the game world. Go solo—or team up with a friend—and become the adrenaline-charged heroes of your own futuristic technothriller. You will put your wits, boldness, and endurance to the test.

Active VR gameplay turns you into a controller, with instant reflex access to an arsenal of advanced weapons and cutting-edge nanotech powers. Shared spaces with avatars and motion tracking encourage players to physically communicate through body language and environment interaction.

Cool Features
  • Active VR Combat: Utilize your body to pump shotguns, draw and fire explosive arrows, dual wield pistols, hurl grenades, slash and slice katanas, deflect projectiles, do gun tricks, or even use your fists in close-quarters combat.
  • Choose Your Hero:Play as one of two starting heroes-- Bishop, the Gun Cleric, or Saija, the Cyber Ninja --each with their own unique weapons and technopowers, including bullettime, telekinesis, sword throwing, rapid fire, levitation, charged shots, and more. Holster up and pull weapons off your body with physical loadout and check your stats on the in-game forearm display.
  • Deadly Defenses: Hack into Eden’s munitions database to access weapon upgrades and deadly defense systems to amplify your shootout strategy. Transform your environment with turrets, barricades, dynamic cover, and traps.
  • Adaptable Enemies: Battle against swaths of murderous machines, including ninja stealthers, laser gunners, heavy rocket mechs, jumping crawlers, flying drones, chargers, and more.
  • Online Co-op: Team up in a shared co-op VR space that encourages social communication via body language, facial expression, blended animation, and simulated eye contact.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i7-4770
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
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Very Positive (609 reviews)
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3.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25
Product received for free
absolutly not worth the hype ...
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Tekno Destructo
18.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25
I've played a lot of games for the vive, and this one is by far the best of them to date. The graphics are great and very smooth, the gameplay is really fun, and best of all, it's always progressing! Which is great because most of the other early access games i've tried aren't putting nearly as much effort in moving forward and actually listening to their players. Kudos, keep up the amazing job!!
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T.R.O.S. Emissary
10.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 25
As of writing this review, there are two options for characters. You have Bishop, who has GUNS "wow!" "gosh!" He can also turn these into machine guns or slow time or shoot little black holes. Then, there's Saija. She can ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ FLING ROBOTS AROUND THE ♥♥♥♥ING MAP WITH A FLICK OF HER WRIST AND HAS A FREAKING LAZER SWORD THAT SHE CAN THROW AND JOUST WITH. NEVER FELT THIS BADASS IN MY LIFE. HOLY ♥♥♥♥ I FEEL COOL WHENEVER I LAUNCH THIS UP. THANK YOU SURVIOS.
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1.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
Genuinely feeling the adrenaline of robots coming at you, having to deal with complicated situations where they corner you and you have to shoot/aim fast and move to avoid them and their bullets is an awesome experience, and its just the tip of the iceberg as many levels, enemies and skills unfolds (u can play a ninja with a laser katana who can throw it too etc.).
Very nice experience, one of the best vr games out there so far.
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8.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 23
it is better to add PVP function and able to assign own troops combination to attack opponent's base.
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2.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 22
I purchased a Vive a couple weeks ago and up until this point I've loved it, but more as a novelty. Then I got Raw Data - the last hour has been a life changing experience! I highly recommend this to anyone that wants to see how VR will change the future of gaming. If you like shooters with ellements of suspence this game is for you.

This is also the first time I've participated in early access and I must say I'm not dissapointed. This appears to be far from complete but the developers seem highly engaged with the community and there is already a stead stream of updates.

After only an hour of play I can only complain about the reloading being a little clunky but my sense is operator error LOL
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3.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 22

Fun game but still needs a good bit of work. Assuming the devs keep at it and finish it, this should be a great game on the Vive. The core gameplay is already great but it was marred by several game breaking bugs:

1. Game causes headset to lose tracking, seemingly if you spend too much time getting into the game.
2. Hands desync and lose tracking with the controllers. Controllers still track in Steam UI but not in game. Must power off controller and turn back on to resume tracking.
3. Getting stuck with no hands and a red screen when I look down.

I don't want this to sound overly negative. It's an EA title, there are going to be bugs. Fair warning. HOWEVER, as I said above, the core gameplay is fun. It's not particularly easy so you get bored but not too challenging. It's got a nice balance to it. I'm eager to finish up the current set of content and to get more released!

EDIT: Submitted a bug report on the Servious site and received a response requesting more information same day. To me, that's a huge reason to support these guys.

EDIT2: The 0.3 version released today and I didn't experience any of the above bugs. Not saying they're gone but I did not desync once in about an hour and a half. Major improvement.
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0.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 22
Product received for free
I require more play area!
The melee and sword options are so cool, but I am going to lose a window.
The first 10 mins impressed me - I've decided so much that I'm going to find a bigger play area before playing more
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5.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 21
This is one of the most fun and polished VR game available now. It's just very short and hard to find others to play with.
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7.5 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 21
Raw Data is absolutely one of must play games.
It was jaw dropping experience for me,very funny and challenging.
로우 다타는 꼭 해봐야할 게임에 속한 게임입니다
입벌어질 경험이었고 확실히 난이도도 있으며 재미도 있었어요!!!


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40 of 43 people (93%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 26
This is a tough game to review and a Yes or No recommendation when it's right in the middle is trying ...


Beautiful to look at although I find even with a 1080 and a 950 dedicated to Physx it can get laggy
Nice gun play
Duck and cover fun


2nd level is mind numbingly frustrating ... miss an exploder bot and it's back to going through 3 rounds of not so tough all over again
When you lose you have to go ALL THE WAY BACK to the menu ... making the frustation of losing greater
The number of times I've switched gun hands while trying to reload is just ridiculous ...this needs to be turned off
Turning on the bullet storm never seems to work the same way twice
And like every Vive 'Early Release' I've played, a boast of "WEEKLY UPDATES" and nothing since release (as of 7-26)
Kinda expensive considering the above cons

Positive rating because of the fun factor at the moment but needs to fixed up soon.


And of course the VERY NEXT DAY the devs release a patch and address most everything I've complained about ... LMAO ...

Thanks for the fix and making me look like a tool ... :)
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 1
This game is absolutely phenomenal. It runs exceptionally well with a few tweaks on my system.

i7 4790k GTX 970 16 gigs ram.

I can finally be John Wick as I destroy hundreds of robots or constantly slam my controllers into the wall because I’m having too much fun being a cyborg ninja.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
Good game, very funny and challenging. If you are stuck don't hesitate to try multiplayer, it gives the game another dimension.

Good visuals.

It could be still optimized thought as objects sometimes stutters even with a GTX1080 on an i7. Supersampling is VERY demanding on this one.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 2



- Nothing

I have spent 15 hours in this game and beat all the levels and recieved all the Tech. It is still unbelievably fun and exciting. I cant wait to see what comes out with future updates. By far the best VR experience I have had.


- Works way smoother then I imagined it would. Load times are fast and even though theres only ever 80-100 people on at a time there is always someone to play with and ping doesnt seem to effect much. Very impressed.


-Compared to other games in this price range this game is bveyond worth the price tag. Its the only game over $20 I have not regreted buying so far.


Please buy this so I have more people to play with....Thanks

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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 2
This is my "best overall game" at the moment. This is a polished looking FPS with amazingly intuitive locomotion and weapons handling.

Looking forward to more levels.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 1

The amount of content in this must have game is just so heart warming, it's amazing that we are so lucky to have a game like this!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 1
Raw Data is the best game I have for the Vive. It is currently a little short and expensive, but considering the lack of Vives out there it is acceptable for the level of gameplay quality.

Would recommend to anyone who ever wanted to be Raiden from MGS or Neo from the Matrix.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 2
Just got done my first session and wow, had to write a review immediately. This is the VR we've been waiting for. It's by far the most intense and gratifying Vive game yet. I don't even need to show my friends any other game now, this is it. Oh, and yeah, god help you if you have a ceiling light fixture above you. I've hit the lights before but in this game I fear for my life, and I'm the short one. Gonna need to cover them in bubble wrap when friends are over.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 11
Besides The Lab, Audioshield and Vanishing Realms the most polished and fun virtual reality experience I have enjoyed so far. Despite the somewhat high price for the relatively limited content (compared to conventional titles like GTA5 or The Witcher 3) I can fully recommend Raw Data. It offers a glimpse of what the future of VR has in store for us.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 2
This is in my opinion the best game on VR at the moment and what sets VR apart from any other gaming play. The interaction involved is absolutely mind blowing, it had my heart going as well as my adrenilin. And the feeling of really being in the zone is crazy. I use a 1080 and have aboslutey no issues with gameplay/graphics in any shape or form. Not sure how it is with less, as you can tell it needs a lot of oomph to make it work, however cannot say enough good things about this game.
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